Archive | May, 2011

A taste of wine country

31 May

Today I had the opportunity to travel to Blenheim for work… right into the heart of NZ’s wine country – Marlborough ๐Ÿ™‚ We had the BEST weather possible, cool fresh air, and stunning views everywhere we looked! The day was filled with vineyard tours, NZ wine and mussels, and a walk around downtown Blenheim (a modest town of 26,550 people ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), before we headed to Christchurch in the tiniestย plane ever! It literally fit 18 ppl, 9 one either side of a teensy aisle. I was right at the front and was basically looking over the shoulders of the pilots! Quite an adventure ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am looking forward to spending the next two days in Christchurch and seeing what else lies ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Tuesday everyone!

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A kitty sweater!

30 May

One of my favourite jumpers is from H&M – grey with a poodle on it. Just the other day I found it’s perfect match – this kitty sweater! ๐Ÿ™‚ It seems to have been a bit of a cat themed weekend.. two of the neighbours’ cats come over to visit this morning, with one strolling right into our living room and making itself comfortable in the sun! Going along with the theme, I decided to also wear the silver cat necklace I bought at theย Strawberry Music Festivalย in Beijing ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe

Sunday’s are great – and this one was no exception! Sunshine, the beach, home-style Vietnamese food (gแปiย cuแป‘n), relaxed and peaceful ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you all had a good weekend, and are looking forward to the week ahead!

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Another day in Paradise

29 May

I love being home! I spent yesterday walking around the beach and nature reserve by my house which reminded me how lucky I am to call this place home – it is so beautiful! As my father would say, ‘another day in Paradise’ ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you like the pics.. and my new shorts! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A day at the office

27 May

I usually spend my days at work sitting at my desk in front of a computer, but being in New Zealand I have been enjoying getting out and about a lot more, traveling to various meetings across the city, etc. Here are some photos from my day at work today – an amazing sunrise, a meeting by the harbour, yummy lunch with a friend, and a visit to a vineyard – before finally finishing off with a glass of delicious NZ wine ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dinner with friends & an autumn sky..

26 May

Yesterday and today it poured with rain.. but this evening we had the most beautiful sky and rainbows to look at on the drive home, so I can’t really complain (too much)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tonight I was able to catch up with good friends at a yummy Japanese restaurant, which was so lovely! My ponytail was the only solution I could find to deal with the humidity in the air and the frizziness it causes to my hair! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few snaps from our evening before I head off to bed… another long busy day tomorrow! Thank goodness the weekend is around the corner..

Hope you are all having a great week!ย 

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This one is for MJ.. :)

25 May

I have to apologise – work has been hectic this week and I haven’t even had 5 minutes to do any decent outfit pics or posts.. not to mention it’s dark when I leave for work, and getting dark again when I head back home!! I’m hoping to have some new pics up tomorrow though, so fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ™‚

For today’s post I wanted to share a little about our darling cat, MJ instead ๐Ÿ™‚ We used to think we were more ‘dog-people’ until we found MJ, and fell in love with her cheeky, loving personality, her weird and hilarious sleeping positions, her obsession with bags and buckets, and her love of snuggling under the bed covers.. ๐Ÿ™‚ We have had her for two years now, and we love her to pieces! Hope you enjoy the pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cashmere Crush Shoot

23 May

I did a photoshoot with Australian designer knit-wear label Cashmere Crush a couple of weeks back, and by tomorrow you should be able to see the lookbook pics online here! It’s quite exciting as I haven’t done something like this before, and am curious to see how the shots turned out! ๐Ÿ˜› ย Here are a few of my behind the scenes pics and the final shot for the site’s main homepage I just received today! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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